Go Launcher. It is good.Tips

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  1. Zohar127

    Zohar127 Well-Known Member

    Hey Charge users. I just got Go Launcher. If you find your TouchWiz experience to be too choppy but don't want to lose any functionality, try out GoLauncher. You don't have to be rooted and there's absolutely no risk with using it. The launcher itself is way more responsive and doesn't have the annoying stuttering when sliding between homescreens that the Charge tends to have. It still has the pinch function to arrange home screens and you can add plenty of extra home screens to fit all of your needs, as well.

    I especially like the long-press shortcuts. If you long-press an app it will pop up with a list of options such as rename, uninstall, delete, etc

    Oh and if you're like me and you actually miss the TouchWiz Feeds and Updates widget (which is actually pretty damn good) then try out Pure Messenger****

    **** See my post near the bottom of the thread for my updated impressions of Pure Messenger

  2. Chi-TownTx

    Chi-TownTx Well-Known Member

    Love the Go Launcher. If you haven't tried it yet i would also recommend the Xscope browser. Way faster than the others out there.
  3. Zohar127

    Zohar127 Well-Known Member

    I'll give it a shot. Thanks!

    Oh and to users who want to most closely emulate the TouchWiz feeds and updates widget make sure you use the Pure Messenger widget that has "Scroll" in the title. The non-scrollable one kinda sucks. I downloaded all of the skins and while I haven't tried them all, I do like the Sense skin for it.
  4. twistedlim

    twistedlim Well-Known Member

    Launcher pro also works like a champ on this phone. If you get the paid version, the widgets all have custom skins available. I love the bookmark widget on LP. I also really like go launcher.

    Just a word to the wise, if you choose another launcher make sure you have your previous launcher screens wiped. Even if you do not have the stock launcher showing, if you have widgets that update still left there, they will do so. "home switcher" is a great app that lets you go back and forth between launchers to make sure a program is not running on the stock launcher. With home switcher you can set your default launcher to Go launcer or LP and it will aways bounce back there.
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  5. jpog

    jpog Well-Known Member

    Hey how do you make it so you have adifferent Wall Paper on every screen with Go Launcher or Launcher Pro?
  6. smguy101

    smguy101 Well-Known Member

    To those who used both launcher pro and go launcher,
    Which one do you prefer?
  7. Halcyon

    Halcyon Well-Known Member

    Ive used both and I find that Go Launcher has been way more stable. I find it super smooth and I love all the cool customizations. You really cant go wrong with either but for me Go Launcher is a tad better. Try them both.
  8. iClark

    iClark Active Member

    I have also used both, I prefer Go Launcher. The only thing I miss about LPP+ (paid version) are the widgets.
  9. firemandex

    firemandex New Member

    dumb question, but im trying to educate myself. What is the point and benefit to using something like this?
  10. Halcyon

    Halcyon Well-Known Member

    There are no dumb questions :) The replacement launchers speed up the phone interface. TouchWiz is slow and laggy. Using an alternative launcher can really change the user experiance on your device.
  11. WizeGuyDezignz

    WizeGuyDezignz Well-Known Member

    I've been using Go Launcher for a while now on all of my phones and I've tried Launcher Pro as well. I personally prefer Go Launcher.

    Go Launcher also has widgets now such as Message, Contacts, Calendar, etc. They are separate downloads under GOWidget.

    And the countless number of themes are awesome! If you really do like TouchWiz, there is a TouchWiz theme that you can download for free.

    It definitely makes the phone smoother!
  12. haza12d

    haza12d Active Member

    Now, can you have Go Launcher and Launcher Pro installed at the same time? I've been using Launcher Pro since I got my Charge and I just wanted to install Go Launcher and compare the two.
  13. Ken7

    Ken7 Well-Known Member

    Is there any way to retain that nice Weather Bug widget that comes with TW? Not the Weather Bug widget that shows up in your widget list, but the one that's there when you buy the phone.

    I tried LP and didn't see a way to keep that.
  14. Halcyon

    Halcyon Well-Known Member

    Yes there is an app called Switcher Pro or Home Switcher (I forget) that allows you to have multiple launchers installed.
  15. Halcyon

    Halcyon Well-Known Member

    No. You can look on the market for a similar widget. But with any of the launchers you loose the use of TouchWiz widgets. No real loss really.
  16. addictedtocars

    addictedtocars Well-Known Member

    Started with LPP, then tried Go Launcher and have not turned back. I found Go easier to use and more customization. Also if you like Touch Wiz they have a Touch Wiz theme.
  17. Zohar127

    Zohar127 Well-Known Member

    The weatherbug free app on the market is pretty good. It's basically the same functionality but doesn't look as nice.

    Also, I greatly prefer Go Launcher over Launcher Pro.
  18. WizeGuyDezignz

    WizeGuyDezignz Well-Known Member

    I hightly recommend you get Beautiful Widgets. It's MUCH better than the Weatherbug widget that comes with TouchWiz and it's super customizable with hundreds of skins.
  19. Ken7

    Ken7 Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys, I'll give those widgets a try.
  20. jpog

    jpog Well-Known Member

    Bump for my dumb questiion:

    Hey how do you make it so you have adifferent Wall Paper on every screen with Go Launcher or Launcher Pro?
  21. haza12d

    haza12d Active Member

    @jpog - Not sure you can (I could be... most probably wrong about this)

    After messing around with Go Launcher... I'm switching over. Ciao, Launcher Pro. :p
  22. rcyphermd

    rcyphermd Well-Known Member

    I have tried all the launchers mentioned, and a couple more. Go launcher is the best IMO. The developer actually responds to email questions! Incredible! I love the transitions between screens; i have it set on random for the variety.
  23. ts47

    ts47 Well-Known Member

    Ok, I'm kinda new to all this. What I don't get is the need to wipe my screen/widgets/apps??? before installing a new launcher. Can someone explain this part to me? I also have Beautiful Widgets installed. Do I need to uninstall that or something? Please forgive the dumb questions.
  24. lv2bsilly

    lv2bsilly Member

    I think you need to delete all the widgets on Touch Pro because they run in the background and can drain the battery. So blank screens on Touch Pro then run your Go Launcher .. I thought I read that one of the posts somewhere. Hope that helps ;)
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  25. WildH

    WildH Well-Known Member

    Go launcher is the shizzy. Nuff said.

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